Prescott Resort – Arizona Room
Tuesday 02/21 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All skill levels welcome!
Workshop Description: When it comes to carving, the swivel knife is the most important tool we employ and undoubtedly the most difficult to master. It’s use is the foundation for all styles and types of leather carving. With that in mind, Bobby is presenting a workshop dedicated completely to the attributes of the swivel knife and the techniques I use to employ them. Topics covered will include: the anatomy of a swivel knife, important and unimportant features, specialty knives and their uses, blade types and selection, specialty blades including bevelers, hair blades and beader blades, proper hand fit, proper grip, various knife manufacturers and most importantly, blade sharpening and stropping. With the aid of close-up cameras live streaming to a large screen TV, Bobby will demonstrate the knives that he uses and how and why to use them. He’ll review a large number of knives from several manufacturers and share his experiences with them. This will be an “everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask” presentation designed to assist the leather tooler in selecting the right tool for the job.
Materials to bring: Note taking materials. Cameras are welcome.
Workshop Instructor: Born and raised in Arizona, Bobby was greatly influenced by the cowboy lifestyle. He began tooling leather at the age of twelve and has developed a unique style in the western floral tradition. His work has won numerous awards at gear shows and exhibitions and sells throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bobby instructs both locally and abroad. In 2015 he was presented with the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft. He authored Creating Western Floral Designs, a highly acclaimed instruction on western floral tooling patterns which is distributed in over 40 countries and he sells a variety of innovative products which are designed to enhance leatherworking for novices and professionals alike.
Workshop Sponsors: Bob Park Custom Leather
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